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Encyclopedia > Copperbelt (electoral district)

Copperbelt is an electoral district which returns a member (known as an MLA) to the Legislative Assembly of the Yukon Territory in Canada. A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... The Yukon Legislative Assembly is the legislative assembly for Yukon Territory, Canada. ... Motto: none Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Jack Cable Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Area 482,443 km² (9th)  - Land 474,391 km²  - Water 8,052 km² (1. ...


Its current MLA is Arthur Mitchell, who is the leader of the Yukon Liberal Party and of the opposition. Arthur Mitchell is the leader of the Yukon Liberal Party. ... The Yukon Liberal Party is a political party in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... The Leader of the Opposition is a title traditionally held by the leader of the largest party not in government in a Westminster System of parliamentary government. ...


MLAs

  • Arthur Mitchell, Liberal Party (2005-present)
  • Haakon Arntzen, Yukon Party (2002-2005) and Independent (2005)

2005 by-election

Party Candidate Elected Popular Vote
# %
     Liberal Arthur Mitchell X 459 49.6
     NDP Maureen Stephens - 285 30.8
     Yukon Party Cynthia Kearns - 181 19.5
Total 925 100.0

After the resignation of the only independent member, a by-election was called for November 21. The seat was important strategically for all parties because each had something at stake. The Liberals needed the seat in order to elect the new leader, Arthur Mitchell. The NDP, who seems to be set to form the next government (according to most opinion polls), would have needed the riding in hopes of winning a majority government. The Yukon Party needed to dispel negativity toward the government by proving that they could still win this riding. After the vote, Liberal leader Arthur Mitchell won the riding, increasing the number of Liberals in the legislature to two. The Yukon Liberal Party is a political party in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Arthur Mitchell is the leader of the Yukon Liberal Party. ... The Yukon New Democratic Party (NDP) is a democratic socialist political party in the Yukon territory of Canada. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ...


2002 general election

Party Candidate Elected Popular Vote
# %
     Yukon Party Haakon Arntzen X 374 39.4
     Liberal Arthur Mitchell - 312 32.9
     NDP Lillian Grubach-Hambrook - 263 27.7
Total 949 100.0

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